Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi’s Prison Term Extended to 33 Years

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By Muhammadu Sabiu 

According to a source with knowledge of the case, a court in military-run Myanmar has extended the sentence of Aung San Suu Kyi from seven years in prison to thirty-three years for corruption.

This put an end to a number of covert and highly politicized procedures against the deposed former leader.

The 77-year-old democratically elected icon of the resistance to decades of military dictatorship, who oversaw Myanmar for five years before being ousted from office in a bloody coup in early 2021, received her last sentence on Friday.

According to the source, the decision on Friday found Suu Kyi guilty of corruption in connection with the acquisition, maintenance, and renting of a helicopter for use in state activities and natural catastrophes, including rescues and crises.

However, she has consistently denied all of the accusations made against her, and according to her attorneys, they are all politically driven.

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